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Update: The March Write Off starts in just under an hour! See you in the Chat Room!
Ladies and gentlemen
I can now announce (admittedly at dangerously short notice) that the next WritersInk
Write Off will be held on Friday 1st March at 9pm GMT
What time is that for me?
Please spread the word through the ethersphere. Beam signals into space. Strap an advert to your cat. Drop depth charges into the ocean blue - we don't care how, just get the news out there!
The Write Off is a writing contest which we hold in our Chat Room
. We give you a random prompt word and twenty precious, precious minutes within which to write a piece of poetry or prose. The best piece wins a premium subscription (see the rules
for more details). Plus we have a mystery celebrity guest (TBA) to help draw the prompt words. It's a bit like a night of unexpected romance: it won't last long, but it'll be on your mind for ages!
The Nutcase SuiteBarry danced and twirled, the tutu fluttering unenthusiastically above his hairy man legs. Prance, prance, pirouette, he danced across the stage. He wasn’t on top form—even he’d admit it—but this was just a rehearsal. The real performance would come tomorrow night.January's Winner!
Barry was proud to think that he’d worked his way up from the bottom. He’d built the stage. He’d swept it. Soon, he would perform. “Soon,” he said aloud, “I will be a star!”
“Not if you flap your arms around like that, you won’t,” came a voice from the audience.
“Shut up, Craig!” shouted Barry. “You don’t know nothing about nobody! I’m gonna be a superstar ballerina! You’ll see!”
“Fair enough, your footwork’s getting better,” said Craig, more diplomatically, “but you definitely should watch your arms. Move them nicely, gracefully.”
We're looking for a big attendence this month - so everyone is invited to join the fun. Invite your friends, pets and alter-egos! You don't have to stay for the whole event (we normally run for a couple of hours), you can drop in or drop out at your leisure.
As always, we've got a donation pool set up at writeoffentries
. If we get enough points from the community, we'll increase the prize pool and give out more goodies (if not, the pool will rollover to the next month).
For more updates on this and future Write Off events, we recommend dropping a Watch on the writeoffentries
Thanks for reading - we'll see you friday!monstroooo
and the WritersInk